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on the czars an statements that should horrify america and connections to some other people and to the white house and what it means for your healthcare in the future, particularly if you are elderly, handicapped or have a very young child. if you believe this country is great but that government healthcare is taking us in directions we promised ourselves we would never go down again, stand up. come, follow me. hello, america. tonight i ask you to stay with the program. this is not a sound byte program tonight, although it will be taken out of context and it will be used and it will be called fear mongering. what i call this is question with boldness. questions that need answers. we must have answers. i am only following the directions of the president of the united states. he told us how to find out what he really believes and that's exactly what we're going to do. in a couple of minutes, we're going to talk about healthcare, the views of obama's czars and his close advisors and why it's important to look there. it's important to know where they stand, but first, i want to start someplace t
, the angry in america. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: u.s. marines now on the move. they are looking to free a town from taliban forces. >> we are on the offensive. shepard: tonight, the video you will see only on fox. >> pushing back at to the health care town halls and why the aarp says they are not on board yet. the issues are so important, they are about the health of our parents, children, ourselves. across america, lawmakers have been holding town hall meetings to talk about to the health-care plan. they are trying to create a health care system for uninsured americans. a lot of people are fired up on this. we put people on location in colorado, california, maryland, iowa, new jersey. we have noticed something in common at many of these meetings, it seems that with passions and tempers running so high that issues are drowned out by debate. just because people are yelling, it does not mean that they are getting their message across any more clear. >> i am here today because i believe in town hal
years from now an "america this morning" stamp. >> hard to believe but i hope so. >> you can get the latest business news any time at our website, abcnews.com. >>> coming up next on this wednesday, a major criminal investigation. did the host of a tv crime show order murders to boost his ra ratings? >>> a new message from one of the american women brought home from north korea one week ago today. >>> welcome back. these are the latest headlines from abc news. >>> president obama is trying to regain the momentum in the health care debate by using town hall meetings to press his case. >>> familyembers have gathered at the kennedy come pond in h n hyannisport, mass to remember eunice kennedy shriver. >>> frank dipascali, former cfo for bernard madoff has pleaded guilty and is being held as a flightrying. >>> allegedly commissioning five murders in an effort to boost his ratings. wallace souza not only the host he's a state lawmaker but authorities say his show's cameras suspiciously been at drug trafficker's murder scenes before police knew about them. he's also accused of his own
%, but this not our lives, this is our hobby. >> pageant owner annette hill believes america's backlash against pageants all began with the precocious images of jonbenet ramsey parading across the stage in 1996. ♪ ♪ >> next on "larry king live" -- >> she says the media tends to focus on the negative. >> do you want to go into child protective services? >> as do movies like "little miss sunshine". ♪ >> some people in america are disgusted by these pageants. >> we well, i think that's their opinion. we're not going to stop doing them. parents enjoy showcasing their kids. what is wrong with that? as long as you keep it in a positive aspect, i don't think anything is wrong with that. >> the spray tans, whis it so necessary? why can't children be beautiful the way they are? >> the tan, i mean, i just think it looks pretty to be tanned. you know? swimsuit models, whatever. you want to have a nice glow to you. >> but she's 4. >> but she's 4. >> look in the bathroom -- >> as for the over the top costumes? many people are concerned they're sexualizing these very young girls. do you think the show
and privileges bestowed upon the occupant of this house but few mean as much to me as the chance to award america's highest civilian medal to the recipients that are here today. this is a chance for me and for the united states of america to say thank you to many so of the finest citizens of this country and of all countries. the men and women we honor today have led very different lives and pursued very different careers. they are pioneers in science and medicine. they are gifted artists and athletes. they have made their mark in the courtroom, in the community, and in congress. what you nighunites them is a b that most, forgive me to those of you who are not american but what we consider that most american of beliefs, that our lives are what we make of them, that no barriers of race, gender, or fiscal infirmity can restrain the human spirit. and that the truest test of a person's life is what we do for one another. the recipients of the medal of freedom did not set out to win this or any other award. they did not set out in pursuit of glory or fame or riches. rather, they set out guided by pass
the world is upside-down, brother, you ain't alone. stand up! come on, follow me. hello, america. oh, it's quite a show tonight. yes. by the way, that wasn't the only gem from the town hall meeting yesterday. apparently barack obama still thinks doctors are all greedy cash-hungry limb-cutting monsters. >> if a family-care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they're taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance, but if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 immediately the surgeon is reimbursed. glenn: and that's how the doctors get you. you would think that maybe the tweed men there in the white house would have figured out, hey, this didn't go well the last time they brought up the evil doctors that are yanking tonsils out of poor innocent children, maybe you shouldn't do it again. no, no. instead, the geniuses at the white house step it up. now, doctors -- see if i have this right -- are cutting the feet off of people for cash. wow. i haven
as much to me as the chance toward america's highest civilian medal to these recipients here today. this is a chance for me and for the united states of america to say thank-you to some of the finest citizens of this country and all countries. the men and women honored today have led very different lives, receiving many different degrees. they are pioneers in science and medicine. they have made their mark in the courtroom, the community, and in congress. what unites them is a belief that most, forgive me for those who are not americans, but for what we believe to be those most american of the leaves. that our lives are what we make of them. no barriers of race, gender, or physical infirmity constrain the spirit. -- can constrain the spirit. the recipients of the medal of freedom did not set out to win this, or any other award. they did not set out in pursuit of glory or fame or riches, they set out guided by passion and hard work, aided by persistence, often with few advantages but the gifts, grace, and a good name given to them by god. let them stand as an example here in the uni
a drop of gasoline. the lead story on a trip across america. colorado, managers at this automotive companies say they plan to put an electric car on the market in 2012 and it can run at 80 miles an hour for 100 miles. a spokesperson says that the sedan will sell for about $35,000. texas, an suv slamming into a home in houston. witnesses say that they try to help the driver and his passenger. >> he was yelling. they could not get out. >> a teenage passenger died from his injuries. none of the people in the house were heard. shepard: the university of louisville, opening a new brand to a committee for students. it includes a swimming pool, a movie theater, and a gym. most of the apartments are already rented and they are part of a fox watch. shepard: normally, sources of funding for people in mexico is cash sent home from people working in america. we will show you what this means. a legend in his sometimes, when of the biggest names in all of college basketball. who doesn't recognize him? he is in a messy scandal. accusations of rape and evidence of extortion in the millions. detail
the glaciers go? >>> and mexico's on going against drug cartels was a topic at this weeks north america summit. tonight our "signature story" focuses on one of the painful side effect of that fight. the disappeared. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> united states marines went on the offensive today. launching a major new attack on a taliban stronghold in the south of that country. hundreds of marines along with afghan troops went into battle under the cover of darkness to take back control of the town of dahaneh in helmand province a key base for taliban fighters. the marine offensive against the taliban, what it means and whether it's likely to succeed. is our "lead focus" tonight. some 500 marines and afghan army troops gather before dawn in preparation for the assault on dahaneh. many of the marines were dropped behind taliban lines in a commando-style raid. in pictures taken by journalists from the associated pre
? no, i have them. huh. the new lightweight hp mini netbook with windows and america's largest and most-reliable 3g network built in. only 199.99 with mobile broadband plans from 39.99 i am-- speechless, envious. wanna be me right now. getting one. sean: democrats claim all the americans protesting their health care bill are being organized by insurance companies. it looks like the party on the left is doing organizing of their own. george soros has pledged $5 billion million dollars left wing groups health care bill with a public option. speaker pelosi are all the people who organize things to soros contribututututututioutut >> leave us alone. that's all we would ask for. would you leave us alone? >> i'm sick of the lies. i don't like being lied to. i don't like being lied about. >> you have awakened the sleeping giant. >> amen. >> we are tired of this. this is why everybody in this room is so ticked off. >> we cannot afford, this period. keep the government out of it we're doing just fine. thank you, sir. sean: very powerful. more sights and sounds from senator specter's town hall me
reflects not only the warrior spirit of the crowe people, but america's highest ideals. his name was harvey and he was here to recruit us. all of us. to join a movement and change a nation. for much of his early life, he had silenced himself. in the brief time in which he spoke and ran and led, his voice stirred the aspirations of millions of people. he would become one of the first openly gay americans to become elected to office. his message of hope, hope unashamed, hope unafraid, could never be silenced. it was harvey who said it best. you've got to give them hope. when a young sandra day graduated, she was offered just one job in the private sector. her perspective employer asked her how well she typed and told her there might be work for her as a legal secretary. i cannot know how she would have fared as a legal secretary, but she made a mighty fine justice of the united states supreme court. judge, a judge and arizona legislature, cancer survivor, she is like the pilgrim in the poem she sometimes quotes, has forged a new trail and built a bridge behind her for all young women to follo
america today-- citizens concerned about health care reform confronted their senators and representativesn i 27 townn meetings in 12 states. one by one, they expressed fear and anger over legislation now making its way through congress, and they demanded answers. some in the audience came well prepared with details of what's in the bill. but there is plenty of misinformation out there as wels y uwetrl to clear some of that up.tr we have three reports tonight from correspondents all around the country, and we begin with sharyl attkisson. >> reporter: in hagerstown, maryland, there were so many they couldn't all fit inside. in new jersey, they had to move to a bigger space to accommodate the unusually large crowd. >> no one asked me to be here but me. >> reporter: everyone wanted to be heard. >> nobody tells me how to live my life. nobody tells me how i should-- how long i should live and when i should die. >> reporter: some were furious when they weren't called on. >> and i'm directly affected by this and i guarantee you i'll be one thrown away! >> reporter: frustration was evident among d
market, too. of particular focus, john paulson picking up 168 million shares of bank of america as of june 30th, more than a $2 billion stake. you do see the stock up in the after market, paulson also reporting new holdings in regions financial, goldman and state street, based on an sec filing, larry. what we don't know, if he's still holding onto these stocks because the sec filing relates back to his june 30 standing. we don't know that yet, larry and don't know whether he's short other stuff in the market. obviously, this is a guy who knew or could foresee a financial crisis coming and shorted lot of financials back in the day. >> dick bove told us he likes citigroup but paulson went for bank of america. they're both partly government owned. >> they're both partly government owned. some people might say maybe one is more owned by the government than the other. >> paulson is a smart guy. interesting play. thank you, rebecca jarvis. >>> let's dive into our speed trade. jim yoeurio, director of institutional services. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> let
program that determines you're going to pull the plug on grandma. >> tell america he's actually read the house bill. i thought he was working so hard on the senate finance committee. here's the deal. and listen. this is a key point. in the senate help people and on the health care side, this is reimbursement to the doctor who is working with you in dealing with your grandma, who may be close to dieing. so we're going to reimburse the doctor for talking to you about a family issue. what is wrong with that? joining me now is ohio senator, sharrod brown a member of the health, education, labor and pensions committee. senator, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. are you amazed at the misinformation that is out there in the town halls that's being thrown at you and other members of the congress? at the level that it's gotten to. >> in some sense i'm amazed. in another sense i've been doing this long enough i shouldn't be. you think the average executive is making $8 million a year. they kind of like that $8 million a year and that's why these insurance industry people
is to provide world soft soft area, this is what america is good at and silicon valley is good at. >> that will continue, america's leadership in creating software. >> i think software is an area america will continue to lead and silicon will be at the tip of at that movement, it is a place we have excelled at, think of the products you like to use, they are mostly american, and they don't use it because it is built in america, they use it because it is the best. >> charlie: and why is that? you know, the thing is, we -- it is of course we have enormous talented people but what makes the software product work is an ability to build a business around a compelling idea. and that, while this seems obvious in america and especially silicon valley, in almost every other place if you want to build a business say how will you make money tomorrow? and silicon value think we build businesses around an idea, and then we figure out how we are going to make money and this is incribly important because if you want something to really work and something really complicated you cannot hire people
in just a minute. >>> and some packing heat. and militias in america are on the rise. what is going on? is it the economy? are they angry with liberals, or angry over a black president? we will discuss that. >>> and the transportation secretary wants answers when passengers are trapped on a tar mat. how long is too log to be stuck on a plane? what are your rights once you board a plane. >>> and economists say the recession is over. what does it mean for your house or job or 401(k)? it's 9:00 a.m. pull up a share and join the "morning meeting." >>> good morning to you. lots of democracy with town halls and other events being held across the married. contessa setting things up. >> nearly two dozen health care events scheduled for today. they are poe ttentially facing with more protestors. and democrats and republicans are following arlen specter's lead holding town halls. and some of the moments, they got wild, not so much the president's town hall, but people have to fight to be heard. angry protesters shouted down senator claire mccaskill yesterday. >> i don't understand the rudeness.
celebrate the impact justice sotomayor has already had on people across america who have been inspired by her exceptional life storymen story. we celebrate the greatness of a country in which such a story is possible. and we celebrate how with their overwhelming vote to confirm justice sotomayor, the united states senate, republicans and democrats, tore down yet one more barrier and affirmed our belief that in america, the doors of opportunity must be open to all. and with that vote, the senate looked beyond the old divisions and they embraced excellence. they recognized justice sotomayor's intellect, her integrity, and her independence of mind, her respect for the proper role of each branch of government, her fidelity to the law in each case that she hears, and her devotion to protecting our core constitutional rights and liberties. now, justice william brennan once said that in order for government to ensure those rights for all its citizens, government officials must be attentive to the concrete human realities at stake in the decisions they make. they must understand, as justice br
the nation. >>> maybe 40 years from now an "america this morning" stamp. >> hard to believe but i hope so. >> you can get the latest business news any time at our website, abcnews.com. >>> coming up next on this wednesday, a major criminal investigation. did the host of a tv crime show order murders to boost his ra ratings? >>> a new message from one of the american women brought home from north korea one week ago today. my grandkids are a great reason for me to keep my bones strong but even with calcium, vitamin d, and exercise, i still got osteoporosis. i never thought i could do more than stop my bone loss. then my doctor told me i could, with once-monthly boniva. boniva works with your body to help stop and reverse bone loss. studies show, after one yer on boniva,, nine out of ten women stopped nd reversed their bone loss., i know i did. severe kidney disease or can't sit or stand for at least one hour. follow dosing instructions carefully. stop taking boniva and tell your doctor if you have difficult r painful swallowing, chest pain or severe or .continuing heartburn,, as these may b
. it is an important part of america. the show should look like america. when we started "the tonight show" he handled the music and i kendall the comedy. we never had a setup where i was the boss. we were always equal on the show. the funniest thing to me was that whenever we do jaywalking, when there is an african american guy i see him go like this. now he represents all afafcan americans. when we watched tv and "the untouchables" were on. the italian guy was eating the salami. why do they always have to have that? turn it off. my grandfather would do that. my grandfather was italy and hardly spoke english. he was always amazed that people would eat out of their ethnic group. look at that, a black guy eating spaghetti. a chinese guy eating a hot dog. he was amazed that black america -- black people would eat african-american food. he would always comment when someone was eating out of their ethnic group. this always struck me even as a little kid. >> your dad and mom and lived long enough to see you become successful. prior to that, what did your working dad think of his son going into show busine?
the truth is a very mighty powerful stick. from new york, good night, america. glenn: next on special report, n quors group says the president was wrong when he said they were behind his healthcare initiative. reaction to that and more. we have reaction from the town halls and worries over end-of-life issues and will show you video from the front lines of the latest marino fencive in afghanistan and with con stuks jobs scarce, mexicans inside the u.s. supporting families back home need bailing out themselves. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. the fireworks present at many healthcare town halls this month have a lot to do with whether the public believes that pelnnves that politicians are leveling with them, and the president's point man with the press was challenged today about some statement mrs. obama made that are not true. senior white house correspondent major garrett is checking the facts. >> the president's waging war against what he calls healthcare myths and disinformation. town halls like the one yesterd
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to be written in a junior high school level. that is what we need in america today. [applause] >> i'll try. no. 12. >> good morning, and welcome to london on, pa -- lebanon, pa. will you ever vote for a bill that gives non u.s. citizens access to a taxpayer paid free health insurance? >> i will not support a bill which gives health coverage to illegal immigrants. [applause] #13. who has 13? >> a good morning. president obama and you have constantly stated that we will be allowed to keep our current plans. but how can we keep them if they don't exist? more specifically,@@@@@@@ @ @ @ >> more specifically, how many americans work for these employers with payrolls that exceed $251,000 and what will happen to them when the employers drop their current coverage because they cannot afford a 2-8% payroll tax? >> directed only to the companies which do not have health coverage. we are not going at a tax to companies that have health care. so that as represented, if you like your current plan, you can maintain it. >> [inaudible] >> let me say to you that i will not support a senate bill which has that k
technology issues facing congress and the obama administration. hosted by the lobbying group attack america in washington, this is just over an hour. >> [inaudible conversations] i just want to introduce phil bond as he puts on his microphone, president of tech america and he will have a few opening remarks to give a lay of the land of the various issues that have been watching and what we are looking for in the fall and then we have a number of our policy experts on hand and on the phone as well to facilitate what we hope will be a good q&a session for all of you. >> thank you very much, charlie. bear with me everybody for one minutes. i'm technologically challenged. welcome to everybody coming glad you could join us, we are tech america, the largest active state group on behalf of the industry with 200 member companies and through our regional affiliates across the country touch some 16,000 technology companies in on behalf of them i welcome you here. we have some of our key staff with us today to help us feel from your questions after i do a quick review, kind of a waterfront of some of
. these guys are tone deaf and out of touch. finally, some parts of america are waking up and taking to the streets to say enough is enough. they're peppering politicians with questions. why mess with health insurance if 68% of americans already like their coverage? they're giving congress an earful on other gaps including private jet gate. congress authorizing $550 million for eight new private jets after calling auto executives on the carpet for flying private jets on their own. congress says it will spend instead only $220 million on only four planes as the pentagon first requested. i say cut that order to zero. it is an outrage members of congress would spend taxpayer money on their own luxury in this recession. it is tone deaf guys, fly first class commercial. you know what i'm saying? this anti-business backlash is so bad it even has invaded the federal judiciaryry. a federal judge named rakoff fined the bank $33 million for allegedly failing to inform shareholders fully about bonuses at merrill lynch. but the judge, instead of granting routine approval has launched a bonus in
of the administration to misspeak recently. secretary of state hillary clinton in nigeria saying democracy in america is still evolving. she also made a surprising comment about the 2000 presidential election in this country while on foreign soil. >> our democracy is still evolving. we had all kinds of problems in some of our past elections, as you might remember. in 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for president was the governor of the state. so we have our problems, too. >> a state department spokesman tonight told us, quote, the secretary's remarks stand on their own. >>> as we reported to you earlier, the president's poll numbers continue to fall. a new gallup poll shows the president's job ap vl pro has fallen to 53%. the latest rasmussen puts it even lower, 48%. one of those reasons for the declining poll numbers is rising concern about the president's agenda which is meeting strong resistance. a leading republican senator, senator charles grassley today reported people are scared by the president's health care plan and other policies.
rode in big american cars. i assumed it would be a matter of time before me and america would be airborne just like my heroes. the jetsons. >> in the future i would step into a glass contraption and fly wherever i needed to go just like elroy. earth, walking? that was for suckers. the years passed and the score is still gravity one, humans 0. >> uh-oh. ♪ come fly with me >> it's not that no one has tried. this dutch aeronautics student bought a flying bicycle that uses pedal power. he managed to stay in the air for several second. and there are some jet pack experts out there. it's cool. but, hey, answer me this. you want to take this thing out at night? what about dating? hey, pick you up at 8:00? to all you inventers out there, here's the kind of thing i'm looking for. oh, and i'm going to need a trunk and an extra seat for astro. >> ha-ha. excellent, kent. i have a -- a transportation cocktail moment for you too. >> very good. >> i am an average parallel parker. average. i have always wanted to be able to lift up the back of the car and scoot it in side ways. wouldn't tha
the greatness of america by electing the first african-american as president of the united states. that's what speaks for america. not this. not the swastika and that's why we can't let the swastika or hate mail or any of this racial stuff that we're getting into us or congressmen getting death sentences or being -- we are not going to let that win and drown out the debate. and i think that when we get back in september after the town halls and they knew, this is not something that just popped up. these people knew when rush limbaugh says i don't want it to succeed, i want him to fail or senator demint says this is his waterloo, we can kill him, well, these are millions and millions of people listening to this. >> congressman scott, there are also some successful town meetings going on out there. in atlanta, not far from your district, representative hank johnson seems to have had a pretty smooth successful meeting with over 2,000 people in the room. is something changing in georgia? do you think you're going to be able to have a better dialogue than what's been going on so far? >> i think so.
in america, and freedom of speech means to express yourselves, but if somebody else wants to express themselves, to have quiet and decorum and civility so we can exchange ideas. there are a great many subjects of importance in washington today. we're working very hard on global warming, the president has put immigration on the agenda for later this year, we are working on judicial nominations and confirmation of supreme court justice sotomayor. we are working hard on the issue of economic recovery, and there are already some positive signs. but it is too early with less than six months on a two-year program to really know. the preliminary indications are positive. but they are tentative. it is understandable that there is a lot of concern in america about what is happening in our country because of the loss of more than 4 million jobs. people are losing their health insurance. there is uncertainty of the future, concern about the large deficit, concern about the large national debt. after being in touch with 12 million people in pennsylvania for meetings, calls, letters, there is a l
,000 has to buy insurance. the republicans stance is that this is freedom in america, they should not have to pay. you have to buy auto insurance to drive an automobile. why should these people not by insurance and then go to the hospital and we have to pay for it? host: republican line from florida. caller: i just wanted to make a comment, i just turned you on and i live in fort lauderdale. my brother turned out gay, he blamed my mother. here in wisconsin back in the old days and no one talked about it. but we do not care. i have been around gay people and i think people are overreacting. i don't know the financial aspect of giving them marriage, but i think it is dumb. why not? it is a small minority of people, ante in terms of giving them their rights, who cares? -- and in terms of giving them their rights. gay people are fun, they are funny, that there are lots of good things about their community. if people would break down the barrier and spend time with gay people, they are just a little bit different, but one thing i wanted to say was when i served in the military my first sergeant
important part. our part is to pvide world soft sofarea, this ishat america is good and silicon valley is good at. >> that will ntinue, america's leadershipn creating software >> i think software is a area amera will continue toead and silicowill be at the tip at tha movement, it is a place we have excelled , think of the products y like to use, th are mostly american, and they d't use it becausit is built in america, they use it because it is the best. >> charlie: and why tha you knowthe thing is, we -- it isf course we have enormous lented people but what makes the software product rks an ability to build business around a compelling idea. and th, while this seems obvious in ameri and especially silicon valley, in most every other place i you want to bud a business say how will you make money tomorrow? and silicon value thinke build busisses around an idea, and then we figu outow we are going to me money and this is incredibly important becausef you wantomething to really work and something really complicated you cannotire pele who are motivated b a paycck, they have to live and bre
crowd because people fear for america. ( applause ) >> reporter: he was facing standing-room-only crowd at every stop. >> we don't really know what's happening. >> reporter: as the ranking republican on the senate's finance committee, grassley is trying to cut through the noise and come up with a bipartisan health care bill that's acceptable to everyone. >> you know, i have been criticized for being at the table, just like i ought to be sitting in nigh office with my feet up on my desk instead of doing what i'm hired to do. >> both sides trust him. he's not a kool-aid drinker for republicans, he's no right winger and he's not a sellout. >> reporter: grassley made that clear today as he assured voters he will not support any legislation that includes a so-called government option. >> the government really isn't a fair competitor. the government tend to be more of a predator. >> reporter: president obama has praised senator grassley for his bipartisanship... >> communicate grassley of iowa. >> reporter: but grassley's message to mr. obama is firm. >> he's going to have to make a public st
and church field road. >> this is america. >> there is a townhall meeting without townhall. >> i have a petition behind me. >> at least 100 people, many of them with local conservative groups, including the belair tea party coalition, speaking out against health care reform that is working the way through congress. >> the federal government cannot handle medicare, they cannot handle social security, what makes them think they can now start handling the health care. >> the crowd gathered outside of congressman kratovil's local office. >> he looked like he would vote for obama. >> kratovil is drawing attention for some protests he has drawn at some townhall meetings. he is not here now. a spokesman said he is out of the country on official business. but the pickets and protests are here. >> we don't need our government doing anything for us. thank you very much. win the war. print the money. stay out of our face. >> happy motorists blow their horns in support of the program. not every passing car is a vote against the president's plan. >> yeah, because i support the president. >> what o
and the rest of america would be airbor airborne, just like my heroes. the jetsons. in the future, i would accept into a glass contraption own go where i wanted to go. earth? walking? that was for suckers. the score's still, gravity 1, humans 0. it's not that no one is trying. this dutch aeronautics student, built a bicycle, that uses pedal power. he managed to stay in the air for several seconds. nice effort, buddy. and there were are some jetpack aficionados. it's cool. but what about this? you want to fly around with this thing at night? and what about dating? pick you up at 8:00. for the inventors out there, here's the kind of thing i'm looking for. ♪ oh. and i'm going to need a trunk and an extra seat for astro. >> excellent, kent. i have a transportation cocktail moment for you, too. >> oh, very good. >> i'm an average parallel parker. >> average. all right. >> and i wanted to be able to lift up the back of the car and scoot it in sideways. >> wouldn't that be great? >> this dude in egypt figured out how to do it. a retractable wheel that swings it in and out of a parking place. it
.vitac.com >>> can't you tell? this make-or-break month for health care reform in america. look at all these town hall meetings going on just today. and some of them happening right now. florida, pennsylvania, senator specter again, montana, and nebraska, also hagerstown, maryland, and that's where senator ben cardin hosts a meeting this hour. we're keeping a close eye on this one. cardin actually got booed and jeered monday at his town hall in towson. and in new jersey, congressman steve rosman hosting that one. and there's a bunch of town halls in iowa. >>> republican senator chuck grassley is hosting four of them today. the second one is wrapping up this hour. the president praised grassley yesterday as a republican that is honestly coming up with a health care reform both parties can live with. he's one of the group of six senators from both parties heavily involved in the negotiations. this event earlier in winterset was pretty civil, but the crowd of 3000-plus wasn't giving the senators any softballs either, take a listen. >> like i said, i'm a dumb, southern iowa red neck, and i see nowher
captions by vitac >>> good morning, america. and this morning, town hall showdown. as the frenzy grows over health care reform -- >> you don't trust me? >> the president tries to separate fact from fury, but is it working? >>> right-hand man. he helped bernie madoff steal billions from investors, now he says he's ready to name names. >>> and american father, fighting for the young son he says was stolen and left in an italian orphanage. he joins us live with his dramatic story. >>. >> a jewel heist out a hollywood movie. how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d daylight? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts diane sawyer is off on this wednesday, august 12th. president obama becoming a sort of fact-checker in chief. >> he hasn't seen the ugly scenes we've seen elsewhere, he's the president after all. but look at los angeles this morn, people lining up for free health care. >> so let's begin with our senior white house correspondent jake tapper with th
in america. i think we would be worse than a third world nation if we were to try to do that. i just don't -- i don't agree with those numbers. i think your numbers are way off. i think if we don't have protection about preexisting conditions in health insurance, if we don't put parameters on how the private sector operates, i think you're in much greater danger of health care quality and costs. so i think there needs to be parameters in the health care system. government has a responsibility to protect the health and welfare of its citizens and i think this is a very important function. so i just disagree with the premise. >> question over here on this side the room. yes, sir? >> yeah, i'm a physician assistant so i understand this problem from the workings, from the inside. i also have traveled abroad as a consultant for a medical products company so i also understand socialized medicine from the inside. europe, asia. my concern is that we've changed the debate here. it used to be called health care reform. now all of a sudden it's health insurance reform. it is health care reform. >>
a thing of the past... we're america's health insurance companies. supporting bipartisan reform that congress can build on. >>> next thursday's vote marks afghanistan's second-ever direct presidential election. more on efforts to protect voters. we've been talking about this for a while. a lot of polling stations to be looking at across this country. what specifically are they doing? >> reporter: they're trying to go into villages that have been under strong taliban control for years, if not since 2001. they're trying to secure the areas so they can help the afghan citizens feel comfortable enough to go out and vote. the latest that we're seeing is in helmand province, a province where thousands of u.s. marines have been flooding into this summer trying to secure and hold areas. now they've gone to a northwestern district, 80 days before the election. they are saying that they are in the efforts of securing but at the same time, in eight days the afghan people may not feel more comfortable enough to go out and vote. heidi? >> i guess that would be the major concern. no matter wh
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in this country has access to affordable quality care. we don't want to see any child in america denied necessary health care. so i thank you all for joining me at this town hall meeting. i have town hall meetings frequently. i was asked by a reporter before coming in here, "why did you do this? why don't you just do one of those go on the internet and have a chatroom or answer the calls? where did you want to have a town hall meeting?" and my answer is very simple. i do town hall meetings. i do other types because i want to give you an opportunity to ask questions. i want to be able to respond to your questions. health care reform is a very important issue, very important issue that affects everyone in our communities. and i want to make sure that you have the information before you. i was one who encouraged the leadership in congress to take its time so that we could have these types of discussions. [applause] at this moment, we don't have one bill. we have bills that have been reported out of committee. but what i want to do tonight is give you ample time to ask your questions. and my own requ
for the "washington post" and co-author of "battle ground for america 2008" a terrific book on the election that we just had and a lot of insight into president obama. let's talk about what we learned what, you learned in your reporting about the obama who ran for office and how he has handled this health care rollup -- rollout. what did you see in covering the campaign that perhaps foretold the mistakes and the successes of what's happened so far? >> andrea, it is a really fascinating question. i would say a couple of things. first of all, everybody now thinks that barack obama is this candidate who was always inspirational and always on his marks. the reality was when he started out as a candidate, he had some very difficult weeks and months. he was not a particularly good candidate in the early stages of the campaign. he learned from those mistakes and became a better candidate over time. one would say he had to go through the same learning process as president, very difficult after a long campaign to jump in and assume the office at president and be running at full speed and full efficiency. i
trouble with drug gangs there as in many places in south america. and especially in the suburbs, we've been down there. gangs sort of run free and this guy sort of presented himself as somebody trying to fight that and also fight corruption. now it's the talk of the nation that he's accused of not only ordering these murders but possibly using them on his show. i mean, his show was sometimes there at the scene of crimes before the police got there. they claim that they just had great sources and they were, you know, on the inside trying to fight all of this violence. but the police say otherwise. they say he was not only involved in it, but possibly behind at least five of these murders. >> unbelievable. michelle, thanks so much. we appreciate it. tamron, what a crazy story. i guess the first tip should have been when this guy's getting there before the police, you know something. >> it sounds like a "csi" whatever those shows "law & order" kind of things. my personal favorite is a strange story. we both pause and both said wow because your mind can't process, a family business. wat
joe." it's morning in america. mika brzezinski with us. >> it's great to be a politician. >> pat buchanan in d.c. >> hi, pat. >> willie geist up in new york. mika, as you know, i twitter all the time -- >> right. >> and you have these people, this is the worst thing -- you know, buchanan and i and anybody else who's been out on the campaign, especially '93 and '94, we see those people all the time. i saw those people all the time in town hall meetings. they would sit there, scream and yell, you just listen to them. this has turned into such theater town. the people upset at the town hall meeting knows the cameras are on them. the democrats are saying, wait, let's try to make these people look like rabid dogs that want to blow up the world and republicans -- i saw a talk show i'll talk about last night where conservatives are ginning this up. i would say in 1800 thomas jefferson and james adams faced pretty hostile crowds. >> it's hurting the health care reform effort. it is. >> what i'm saying -- what do you mean by that? >> i think it's been very difficult for the white house to
to damn america, it is not surprising to hear people coming not saying things about nazis. they are afraid that the american people say "no" -- we will not take this. there is a ground swell of average joe's the good to work every day. they are finally getting a backbone and saying, this is absolutely not acceptable. what do the democrats do? they get their left-wing union members to escort regular citizens out, threaten them. yesterday there was an incident where the congressman said if the show anymore i will have you locked up. they hate america, don't you understand this? mrs. nancy pelosi said it is un-american to speak of. she said the illegal aliens and the church are true americans. let the democrats keep on. there will be a revolution in this country. if they think that yelling at a town meeting is the worst that will happen, they have not seen anything yet. host: ok, in "the washington post" another meeting hosted by senator benjamin cardin -- going to the mat on the healthcare bill. the maryland democrat booked a 500-seat concert hall at the university weeks ago before the meeti
america is about. we have a vigorous debate. it's not about putting the government in charge of your health care insurance. >> i don't want to see the government involved in health care, period. >> ok. what is it that you think we are going to accomplish if you don't let anybody talk? what is the point. >> it's not even on the table. so,. [[inaudible] >> i don't understand this rudeness. i honestly don't get it do you all think you are persuading people when you shout out like that? >> explain to us why we should believe any of the numbers that are being presented to us here as far as costs? [cheers and applause] greta: we have protests across the country covered and we start with our own griff jenkins at beck nell university in lewisberg, west virginia where specter held a town hall today. >> that's right. there are 350 people packed into an auditorium. another 500 in overflow room and the senator took 30 questions. if i could just address the comments of mr. gibbs, he might want to take note. what i saw here today, greta, was a referendum on washington as much as it was a discussio
is a nior fellow at the new america foundation in shington, d.c. thanks f being with us. >> thank you for hing me. we've heard a lot tonight about w official corruptions impeding therug war in mexico and m wondering that why the mexican governme deployed tens of ousands of troops to fight drug cartels, and thens it working? >> it's one of the reans why there was a perceive depl the military, yes. the fact that a lot local police fces had been compromised and infiltrated which is recurring problem in mexico. i wouldn'tay it's only from corruption though. i think it's actlly a matter -- there was no other force t throw at the proem. mexico lacks a song muscular ti police force. so paly that the government was being outgunn. >> is it worki? >> there's a stalemate in place. it worked initially. a sort of shock-and-e element to having the army patrol the streets. buover time the cartels have adjusted to thnew reaty. and if you take say, srez in mexico lt month it was t deadlit month sincehe mexican revoluti in that city. so it'snot seen as a viable longterm strategy, no. >> the united sta
: rowdy crowds are drowning out the health care redate across the country. >> there is a mood in america of anger. with so many people unemployed and with so much bickering in washington. >> reporter: democratic lawmakers are trying to wrestle back control from local constituents using town halls to vent frustration. >> you and your cronies in the government do this kind of stuff all the time. >> reporter: signs say obama lies, grandma dies and portray the president as hitler. >> the president is now supporting genocide against the american people. >> it is an outrageous falsehood that there is anything like what you are talking about. >> reporter: dozens of town hall meetings are being held across the country today. one scheduled for here in new jersey had to be moved to a larger location to accommodate the overflow crowd. democrats have also set up a war room on captiol hill to help lawmakers handle questions from unhappy crowds. president obama is working the front lines, too with upcoming town halls out west. it san all-out assault. >> from what all the scare tactics out there what i
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